Frequency Wins Over Speed in the Commercial Stakes

High speed trains now operate in a number of countries. A review of scheduled speeds shows the first decline in top speeds since the speeds began being tracked in 1975. France and Japan still hold first and second place, but Japan is closing the gap; Taiwan, Spain, China and Germany follow. Detailed information on operating speeds is given for high speed trains in Europe and Asia. Increasing speed may be less important in some markets, such as the UK, than providing more frequent service.


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  • Accession Number: 01142664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2009 7:25PM